Dick Vitale Gala

The 20th Annual Dick Vitale Gala will lead the charge to eclipse $100 million in amount raised toward pediatric cancer research and the V Foundation’s Dick Vitale Pediatric Cancer Research Fund. The 19th Gala capped a record-breaking year of fundraising. At the event, it was announced that $24.8 million was raised, bringing the overall funds raised since the inception of the Gala to nearly $93 million.

The Dick Vitale Gala is organized by Mary Kenealy Events.

2025 Honorees and Award Winners

  • Dan Hurley, University of Connecticut Men’s Basketball Head Coach and two-time NCAA National Champion
  • Michael Strahan, Pro Football Hall of Famer and Good Morning America Host
  • Grant Hill, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and Co-Owner of the Atlanta Hawks
  • Hannah Storm, ESPN personality and SportsCenter Anchor (John Saunders Courage Award)
  • Nancy Lieberman, former WNBA player and coach and current Oklahoma City Thunder Broadcaster (Dick Vitale Spirit Award)

Get Involved

Date: May 2nd, 2025
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida
Contact: Janet Allen, (941) 350-0580, janet@marykenealyevents.com
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